As some of you may know, I work in D.C. and have the “privilege” of passing McPherson Square twice a day. For the past several months, I got to watch people who claim to be part of some movement on behalf of the 99% “protest” in McPherson Square saying they would make things better for all of us.
Finally, McPherson Square has been liberated!! Occupy D.C. has left for good. We are free to walk through the park without fear of harassment, being attacked, raped, or robbed. Victory in this “battle” has come for the real 99% of Americans who go to work, school, etc.
However, let’s see what Occupy D.C. accomplished on behalf of the 99%:
General McPherson would be rolling over in his grave if he knew what these “protestors” were doing on behalf of the 99%. As you enter the park, you would see this sign:
So, anyone else seeing a problem here?
Notice the blue tent. What happened to no camping? And, isn’t there usually grass in a park?
While I was taking these pictures, the clean-up crew filled up two of those trucks with trash — including two more tents.
(A third one entered the park to help with the clean-up as I was leaving to go do what the 99% really do – WORK for a living.)
Ok, look – someone got to play with crayons. Now, only if they knew how to clean-up after themselves.
DC police on the scene to make certain that the clean-up goes smoothly.
Now, it’s time to go to the tale of the tape. What did the Occupy D.C. protestors actually accomplish?
- Unemployment is still above 8%
- National Debt is approximately $16 trillion and climbing.
- Wall Street reform is still not in effect. (And Obama is counting on Wall Street to fund his re-election campaign.)
- Obamacare is still not in full effect.
- We are still involved in Afghanistan – with no real intent on winning.
- Guantanamo is still open.
- And the list goes on, and on, and on.
What the Occupy D.C. protestors in McPherson Square were able to accomplish was?
- Destruction of public property. (It is costing, at a minimum, $8000 just to reseed the park.)
- Creating a public nuisance (With the unlawful camping, protest marches that snarled traffic, etc.)
- Public intoxication (Any reasonable person knows there was drinking going on.)
- Littering (At the rate they were going, they would probably be charged with a felony if the police chose to pursue it.)
- Violation of leash laws (for the animals)
And that’s just the ones that were posted on the sign.
Alas, the destruction wrought by the McPherson Square protestors has closed the park for now; we can all take solace in the fact that “we are free at last!”
Now, it’s time to –
(All photos taken onsite at McPherson Square by David Webb.)